Peter Doherty from the Times Union wrote about Sue Kahler winning the 2019 NEWGA championship.
It had been 12 years since Sue Kahler last won a Northeastern Women’s Golf Association title, and when she returned to the winner’s circle Tuesday, one of her first calls was to a friend who got her interested.
Kahler, a Ballston Spa member, cruised to an eight-stroke victory in the 36-hole NEWGA Championship at McGregor Links. She checked in with Suzie Mansfield, a longtime NEWGA member who has been battling skin cancer.
“I wouldn’t be playing golf in this area if it weren’t for her,” Kahler said. “I met a number of people in a health department golf league way back in 1989, and they asked me if I’d like to join them, and I said yes. She happened to be playing in the league and asked me to play in a couple of tournaments, and we’ve been good golfing buddies since then.”